Elon Musk slams latest hoax spread by Biden camp: Trump did not call immigrants ‘animals’—he was referring to Laken Riley’s murderer

"Yet another hoax in progress," Musk wrote.

On Tuesday, Elon Musk slammed the Biden campaign for pushing the hoax that Donald Trump had called all illegal immigrants "animals" during a rally in Michigan earlier that day.

While the former president did use the term "animals," he was referring to those who enter the country unlawfully and go on to commit heinous crimes, and in context, he was specifically referring to Jose Ibrarra, the illegal immigrant asylum seeker who was arrested for murdering Georgia nursing student Laken Riley. Nonetheless, his successor left out that context and tried to make it look like he was applying the label to a broad swath of people.

"Yet another hoax in progress," Musk wrote in a post on X.

In the clip posted by the Biden campaign, Trump says, "Democrats said please don't call immigrants animals. I said, no, they're not humans, they're animals."

The full clip reveals that before the quote shared by the president's team, Trump specifically referred to Jose Ibarra, the "illegal immigrant animal" who "barbarically murdered" 22-year-old Georgia nursing student Laken Riley.

The Biden campaign's post was quoted by thousands, and while some went along with the claim that Trump was calling all illegal immigrants "animals," many pushed back, offering the full, unedited clip as proof that his use of the term was targeted at a specific subsection of that group.

This is far from the first time Trump's comments have been taken out of context by the Biden campaign. In March, the "bloodbath hoax" was spread not only by the president, but by pundits at various media outlets. Presented with only the clipped segment of his remarks, many viewers came away believing that Trump was suggesting there would be violence if he lost the 2024 election.

As with the "animals" comment, context was left out showing that he was talking about the auto industry, suggesting there would be a "bloodbath" in that sector if Joe Biden and the Democrats won again due to the trade agreements pushed by Democrats.
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